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Blue Print For The Future Posters
by Daniel Martin Diaz

 


Wild West
Small Works Invitational

The finest local and world-renowned artists delve into the mysticism and unique imagery of the Victorian Wild West, with four evenings of musical performances, which are all-ages and free to the public.

ART EXHIBITION
November 9 – December 21, 2013

Twenty-four world-renowned and emerging artists from Mexico, and across the U.S. converge on Tucson at Sacred Machine. Participating artists work has appeared in and been commissioned by The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, LA Times, the Academy Award winning movie 'Traffic' by Steven Soderbergh, on multi-platinum album covers, illustrated children’s books, published monographs, and advertising for clients such as Sony and Toyota. These artists are so multi-talented that some even play in rock bands and create videos. With their work they have imbued apocalyptic prophecies, shaken the norms of conventional iconography and written books, museums and collectors such as Madonna acquire their work. They exhibit their art across the globe, some self-taught, some professors, some outsiders, but one thing is certain, the group as a whole has influenced, and is seriously rocking the art world. - Paula Catherine Valencia, Curator 

Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson) Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) Norbert H. Kox (Wisconsin) Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) Bryan Cunningham (New Orleans) Kate Breakey (Tucson) P-Jay Fidler (Los Angeles) Derek Nobbs (North Pole) Michael Page (San Francisco) Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) E. Michael Contreras (Tucson) Alex Chavez (Taos, NM) James J. Peterson (Tucson) Jason Hernandez (Cerritos CA) Donovan White (Tucson) Scott Hove (Los Angeles) Christopher D. Andrews (Tucson) Jesse Berlin (Tucson) Cory Benhatzel (New York) Gretchen Victor (Los Angeles) Bobby Furst (Joshua Tree) Jason Borders (Portland) Paula Catherine Valencia (Tucson)

MUSIC CALENDAR
November 9 – December 21, 2013

Nov 9 Sacred Machine: Opening Celebration: Crystal Radio, Tom Walbank
Nov 16 Sacred Machine: Chris Jamison (Verde Valley, AZ)
Dec 14 Sacred Machine: Dave Manning (Scotland)
Dec 21 Sacred Machine: Finale Celebration: d[foRm]


 



SANTA MUERTE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2013

September 14 - November 3

Tucson, AZ – Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival 2013
The 4th annual festival celebrates the folklore of the southwest showcasing some of the most important underground musicians and cutting-edge local and international visionary artists. This is a grassroots event created and inspired by artists and musicians. This year’s event features the strange and beautiful artwork of 22 world-renowned and emerging artists, with an evening of musical performances, which is all-ages and free to the public.

ART: Twenty-two world-renowned artists from New Zealand, Mexico, and across the U.S. converge on Tucson at Sacred Machine. Participating artists work has appeared in and been commissioned by The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, LA Times, the Academy Award winning movie 'Traffic' by Steven Soderbergh, on multi-platinum album covers, illustrated children’s books, published monographs, and advertising for clients such as Sony and Toyota. These artists are so multi-talented that some even play in rock bands and create videos. With their work they have imbued apocalyptic prophecies, shaken the norms of conventional iconography and written books, museums and collectors such as Madonna acquire their work. They exhibit their art across the globe, some self-taught, some professors, some outsiders, but one thing is certain, the group as a whole has influenced, and is seriously rocking the art world. - Paula Catherine Valencia, Curator 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITION 

September 14 - November 3, 2013 
Opening Celebration Saturday, September 14, 2013, 5PM – 11PM
Meet and Greet the Artists, 5-7PM

The Finest World Renowned and Emerging Artists come together to celebrate the unique spirit of the Southwest and its mysterious traditions.

Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson) Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) Norbert H. Kox (Wisconsin) Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) Matthew Couper (New Zealand) Scott Holloway (Massachussetts) Bryan Cunningham (New Orleans) P-Jay Fidler (Los Angeles) Jasmine Worth (San Diego) Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) Joel Nakamura (Santa Fe) E. Michael Contreras (Tucson) Alex Chavez (Taos, NM) James J. Peterson (Tucson) Jason Hernandez (Cerritos CA) Donovan White (Tucson) Scott Hove (Los Angeles) Christo Carire (Tucson) Travis Lawrence (Saint Louis) Christopher D. Andrews (Tucson) Paula Catherine Valencia (Tucson) 

Curated by Paula Catherine Valencia 

Sacred Machine Museum
245 E. Congress St. Suite 123
Tucson, Arizona 85701
520-777-7403

MUSIC EVENT
September 14 – November 3

Sept 14 Sacred Machine: Blind Divine, The Modeens, Joe Pena, King Bowser, and Alma Mexicana Mariachi
Nov 3 Sacred Machine: Finale Celebration: 7-9PM d[foRm] 



REAL HUMAN SKULL

On a recent trip to Prescott, AZ, Daniel and I visited an auction house where we were drawn to an antique cabinet, which housed a special artifact. This artifact touched us so much that we brought it home with us. It is a medical study of a real human skull, which was owned by a retired doctor in Prescott. After a period of intensive reflection, Daniel began the process of adorning this unknown person from the past, as a graceful symbol of humanity. -Paula Catherine Valencia

Daniel Martin Diaz,  Tucson, AZ
Oil painting by Diaz



 


SOUL OF SCIENC
The Artwork of Daniel Martin Diaz
N
ovember 10 – September 7, 2013 Exhibition Dates

August 10, 2013, 5-7 PM Soul of Science Kickstarter Backer and Contributor Private Party, 7-11PM Public Reception,  Soul of Science books will be available for purchase or click here to order:

Tucson, AZ – In Soul of Science, Daniel Martin Diaz examines the mysteries that lie beneath unconscious thought processes that bring us closer to the secrets of symbols and their everlasting effect on our psyches. Self-Aware systems, sacred machines, phase transitions, cellular automata, time travel, mystical behaviors at atomic and sub-atomic levels, and the mysteries of higher consciousness are the inspiration for this new body of work.

“In the fall of 2011, I became immersed in scientific and philosophical theories. In particular, I was obsessed with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties though drawings. Although these rudimentary drawings were without any leanings towards aesthetics, I found then to be beautiful, though that is clearly not their intention. I was inspired to create my own interpretations of the concepts of consciousness and other theories on a scientific, philosophical, and spiritual level through a simplified means such as drawing. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I feel have a beauty and intimacy that paintings cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates and the quickness in which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring.” - Daniel Martin Diaz

To accompany this series of works, Diaz has produced a full color 128-page 10.5"x 8.5" hardback book, which documents this latest series of over 40 graphite drawings and includes essays from several esteemed contributors from a variety of scientific disciplines.

This book was self-published by Diaz and Valencia and was made possible by the generous support of 253 Backers via Kickstarter on November 30, 2012. To view the making of this book visit: 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/dmd/soul-of-science-art-book

 


BEYOND THE SACRED MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Sacred Machine’s Third Anniversary Event
April 11, 12 and 13, 2013  |  April 11 – May 12, 2013 Exhibition Dates 

Tucson, AZ – Beyond The Sacred Music & Arts Festival, a three-day event celebrating all things Sacred, showcasing some of the most important underground musicians and cutting-edge local and international visionary artists. This is a grassroots event created and inspired by artists and musicians, who have come together in celebration of Sacred Machine’s three-year anniversary.

ART: Fifteen local and world-renowned artists from Scotland, New Zealand, and across the U.S. converge on Tucson at Sacred Machine. Participating artists work has appeared in and been commissioned by The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, LA Times, the Academy Award winning movie 'Traffic' by Steven Soderbergh, on multi-platinum album covers, illustrated children’s books, published monographs, and advertising for clients such as Sony and Toyota. “These artists are so multi-talented that some even play in rock bands and create videos. With their work they have imbued apocalyptic prophecies, shaken the norms of conventional iconography and written books, museums and collectors such as Madonna acquire their work, they exhibit their art across the globe, some self-taught, some professors, some outsiders, but one thing is certain, the group as a whole has influenced, and is seriously rocking the art world.” Paula Catherine Valencia, Curator of Sacred Machine

MUSIC: The event also joins forces with a unique group of underground and highly innovative musicians, whose mutual admiration has spawned what they call “an epic event of music and drama” and who seek to push the envelope of acceptable norms, melding genres, shattering molds, and making an artistic statement. The show promises to offer an experience that stimulates the senses, both aurally and visually.

   Schedule of Events:
   Plush Tucson Featuring the Music of 
   Blind Divine, Saint Maybe & Horse Black
   Thursday, April 11, 9:00PM - 2:00AM, $5, 21 and over
   Sacred Machine Opening Art Reception
   Music by Bad Lieutenant Friday, April 12, 7:00 - 10:00PM 
   Music by Chris Black Saturday, ApriL 13, 7:30 - 9:00PM

Also on Exhibition: Soul of Science, the Artwork of Daniel Martin Diaz

 



THIRTEEN

Small Group Invitational: February 3 - March 31, 2013

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions. - Leonardo da Vinci

Are you afraid of black cats, Friday the 13th, walking under ladders, and the seven years of bad luck that shall ensue now that you've broken your mother's mirror? Well knock on wood, it's your lucky day! Sacred Machine Presents Thirteen, the tiny show that packs a powerful punch, lending itself to ungodly forms of superstitious enigmas. These works of a mysterious nature are completely, utterly, and unforgivingly about superstitions and the superstitious way we hold onto superstitions, the supernatural, the mystical, and the bizarre.

Participating artist’s work has appeared in and been commissioned by The New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, LA Times, the Academy Award winning movie 'Traffic' by Steven Soderbergh, on multi-platinum album covers, illustrated children’s books, published monographs, and advertising for clients such as Sony and Toyota.


 


SANTA MUERTE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
September 1 - November 4, 2012

Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival, a two day event celebrating the folklore of the southwest showcasing some of the most important underground musicians and cutting-edge international visionary artists. This is a grassroots event created and inspired by artists and musicians.

Sponsored by Zocalo Magazine and KXCI

 

 

EXHIBITING ARTIST:

Sacred Machine exhibits over sixty of the finest local and world-renowned guest artists in the outsider, visionary and pop surrealism genres, and features cutting-edge musical talent of varying genres.  

Daniel Martin Diaz (Tucson)

Mark Ryden (Los Angeles) 

Chris Mars (Minneapolis)  

Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) 

Joe Sorren (New York)

Dave Cooper (Canada)

Paul Barnes (Scotland, UK) 

Craig LaRotonda (Buffalo) 

Bryan Cunningham (New Orleans) 

Jason D'Aquino (Brooklyn) 

Femke Hiemstra (Netherlands)

P.J. Fidler (Los Angeles) 

Fred Stonehouse (Milwaukee)

Kate Breakey (Tucson)

Jennybird Alcantara (San Francisco)

Marie Sena (Albuquerque)

Chris Rush (Tucson)

Charlie Immer (Maryland) 

Alfred Quiroz (Tucson) 

Nicoletta Ceccoli (Rome, Italy) 

Pol Turgeon (Montreal, CA) 

Bob Dob (Los Angeles)  

Robert Palacios (Los Angeles) 

Scott Holloway (Massachusetts)

Jarrod Eastman (Montana)

Nathan Ota (Los Angeles)

Jason Hernandez (Cerritos)

Matthew Couper (New Zealand)

Brian Despain (Guam)

Sergio Mora (Spain)

Alex Garcia (Los Angeles)

Derek Nobbs (North Pole, AK)

Joel Nakamura (Santa Fe) 

Elizabeth Frank (Tucson) 

Jon MacNair (Michigan) 

Donovan White (Tucson)

Raudiel Sañudo (Mexico) 

E. Michael Contreras (Tucson)

Michael Page (San Francisco) 

Rhod Lauffer (Tucson) 

James J. Petterson (Tucson)

Christopher Umana (Los Angeles)

Jasmine Worth (San Diego) 

Valerie Galloway (Tucson) 

Nick Georgiou (Tucson) 

Robert Steven Connett (Los Angeles) 

Titus Castanza (Tucson)

Brandon Maldonado (Colorado)

Ruben Urrea Moreno (Tucson)

Francisco Rodriguez (Tucson)

Alex Chavez (Taos)

Philip J. Felix (Tucson) 

Jesse Berlin (Illinois)

Christopher A. Andrews (Tucson) 

Scott Hove (Los Angeles)

Cory Benhatzel (New York)

Christo Carire (Tucson)

Travis Lawrence (Saint Louis)

Rocket Heads Studios (New Mexico)

Gretchen Victor (Los Angeles) 

Bobby Furst (Joshua Tree) 

Paula Catherine Valencia (Tucson)

SACRED MACHINE MUSEUM
245 E Congress St, STE 123, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tel: 520-977-7102   / info@sacredmachine.com

Museum Hours: 
Wednesday - Friday 5:00 - 8:00  /  Saturday 4:00 - 9:00


 


SACRED MACHINE MUSEUM

245 E Congress St, STE 123,
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tel: 520-977-7102

Museum Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 5:00 - 8:00
Saturday 4:00 - 9:00

Don't see a convenient time to stop in?

Please call Paula for an appointment
520-977-7102 / info@sacredmachine.com


Sacred Machine is a museum and curiosity shop dedicated to the artwork of world-renowned Tucson artist and musician Daniel Martin Diaz, as well as showcasing the finest local and international artists specializing in Low-Brow, Outsider, Visionary and Pop-Surrealist Genres. This beautiful space is located in the heart of Downtown Tucson.

To inquire about private parties contact Paula@sacredmachine.com

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Grand Opening Celebration

Tucson, Arizona, May 10, 2010



 

Reception Room





Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival 2010




 

The artwork of Daniel Martin Diaz




 

All Souls Procession Exhibition 2010




 

Calexico performance at Sacred Machine

Calexico: A Retrospective Exhibition 2011



 

Interior




 

 Antique Piano





Holarchy

Graphite on Paper, Daniel Martin Diaz

Soul of Science Exhibition, 2013 





Lots of fun stuff for sale!





Real Human Skull

Painted by Daniel Martin Diaz

Santa Muerte Music & Arts Festival 2013




Vietnam Cluster Bomb

Painted by Daniel Martin Diaz 

and Paula Catherine Valencia

Created for Boneyard Project, 2012

Pima Air & Space Museum